are you a VBasic guru?

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are you a VBasic guru?

Post by Mr Kleen » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:50 am

then have I got a car for you! :lol:

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Upon first inspection, MR2forum.de member LaroCroft's second-generation (SW20) Toyota MR2 is simply a tastefully modded example of a cult favorite. However, peer inside and all preconceived notions are immediately thrown out the targa top.

Any "For Sale" thread that requires "Knowledge in electronics, skills in PC technology and knowledge of programming (especially Visual Basic)" is a clear indication that things inside have gotten thoroughly out of hand. Just check out the gallery and you'll see what we're talking about.

The entire instrument cluster and center console have been replaced with three screens displaying every conceivable function and parameter of the MR2's systems. The trio of displays are controlled by either a touch screen interface or a center console-mounted knob (ala iDrive), and allows the drive to manipulate everything from fuel consumption to engine temp; climate control to GPS functions; mirrors, radar/laser, the wireless transfer of music from a home computer, lights, fog lights, and on and on and on.

It's pure insanity and incredibly cool. And the best part: it's for sale in Germany – assuming you've got the programming chops to actually leave your driveway.

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Re: are you a VBasic guru?

Post by Cereb Daithi » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:40 pm

Haha I was going to say somewhat jokingly that he copied off of Star Trek.... but then I realized he REALLY DID copy off star trek. Right down to the color scheme. It'd be cool to have a carputer like that... but I'd be embarrassed to have a Star-Trek GUI

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Re: are you a VBasic guru?

Post by complacent » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:02 pm

ZOMG! That looks amazing!

Really nice work!

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Re: are you a VBasic guru?

Post by Libra Monkee » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:18 pm

Cop: Where's your speedometer?

Driver: Ummm... *scrolls through menus* It's one of these. Hold on a second. Ah, there it is?
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Re: are you a VBasic guru?

Post by Sabre » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:27 pm

VERY nice job.... but also has WAY too much time...
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Re: are you a VBasic guru?

Post by Libra Monkee » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:49 pm

Ah! The guy is German! Maybe he should get a job at BMW and help them improve their carputer systems.
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Re: are you a VBasic guru?

Post by Mr Kleen » Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:40 am

neat but complete overkill. just the way DCAWD likes it! :lol:

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Re: are you a VBasic guru?

Post by ElZorro » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:40 pm

Wonder what it costs to ship a car from there to here... :)
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Post by chicken n waffles » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:56 pm

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Re: are you a VBasic guru?

Post by sirwilliam » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:25 pm

Libra Monkee wrote:Cop: Where's your speedometer?

Driver: Ummm... *scrolls through menus* It's one of these. Hold on a second. Ah, there it is?
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